PredPol is Predictive Policing
The mission of PredPol is simple: place officers at the right time and location to give them the best chance of preventing crime.
- Assign probabilities of future crime events to regions of space and time
- Present estimated crime risk in a useable framework to law enforcement decision makers
- Lead to more efficient & more accurate resource deployment by local law enforcement agencies
The PredPol tool was developed over the course of six years by a team of PhD mathematicians and social scientists at UCLA and Santa Clara University in close collaboration with crime analysts and line level officers at the Los Angeles and Santa Cruz Police Departments.
Force Multiplier for Law Enforcement Agencies
PredPol’s predictive policing tool enables law enforcement to enhance and better direct the patrol resources they have. It does not replace, but requires, the insights of veteran officers and crime analysts.
“Predictive policing and the Technology Innovation Center have become banner programs for the Atlanta Police Foundation and have aided in significant crime reduction and prevention over the past year. We are helping to position the Atlanta Police Department as a national leader in cutting edge, technology-based policing solutions.”
Dave Wilkinson, President and CEO, Atlanta Police Foundation (The Police Chief Magazine “Technology Talk”, May 2014)
Dispatching Patrol Units with Predictive Policing
For patrol officers, PredPol’s predictive policing information can be printed or accessed securely through computers or mobile devices in the field. The tool can be set up within weeks and generates actionable predictions for each shift in one click of a mouse.